True Anomaly

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  1. This is not unlike mandating that there is no food or drink in patient care areas...while patients and family are able to bring in all manners of eats and drinks into a patient care area. No logic behind it, yet most hospitals still adhere to this outmoded thinking
  2. E took the words right out of my mouth
  3. Could've been worse- could've had her standing next to a doctor handing him/her a stethoscope. It was a little cringey, but baby steps- it was kinda cool to see a PA manning a mobile health clinic by themselves
  4. I had no idea the Arrowhead program has as large as classes as it does. Dennis Tankersley is a great program director and was a key part of developing SEMPA's ER Post-graduate standards
  5. Shepard Stone definitely qualifies https://pahx.org/assistants/stone-shepard-b/
  6. If you fill out a rx, and doctor signs it and is okay with what you write on the prescription, there's really no difference in you actually writing the prescription and literally anyone else writing it- the doc is the one who signs it, so long as they know about and approve the prescription and there's charting to reflect this. In Texas, there is no legal requirement for % of chart signage, or even that charts have to be co-signed. The facility you work at may require a certain percentage, or the prescription delegation agreement between you and the doc may require a % of chart review, but nothing in state law requires it. Starting Sept 1st, only requirement for prescription delegation is that you and the doc meet once a month- which could be via in person, teleconferencing or however y'all decide to do it- so long as it's outlined in the delegation agreement.
  7. Locking this thread due to duplication- use the more active thread for further posts
  8. That's a question each person is going to answer differently. For myself, I know working more than 3 ER days in a row is pretty draining, and although I don't request that in my schedule, if I was to schedule myself I would make sure I don't work more than 3 days in a row
  9. I sincerely doubt anyone could make a case of actual malpractice from providing advice on weight loss to an obese patient
  10. More and more, I get patients telling me that they have a friend/family member that is either going to PA school or trying to get into one, which is cool to hear and means they understand what the role is. The only time I get someone upset that they're seeing me and not a physician is if they had a certain agenda when they showed up- ie, getting a certain test that isn't necessary or prescribed medications that aren't necessary- you get the idea
  11. I just find it to be a really odd, out-of-the-blue email. If I was the dean and got that email, I'm not sure how I would respond to it. If you were on the board of regents for the university, it would make a lot more sense inquiring about the possibility of adding a new academic program. Otherwise, it's like contacting one restaurant about this kick-ass dish that another restaurant does and telling them how great it would be for everyone if you made the same dish
  12. Why are you sending depression/anxiety to the ER? Unless they are suicidal/homicidal/actively psychotic, there is nothing I will do in the ER that you can't do at an urgent care- and they get charged an extra visit
  13. I've always maintained it should remain an option
  14. I know there were PAs- not on this forum, I mean- who felt I was doing a disservice to the profession by doing a residency straight out of school. To those people I said "screw them"- I made the decision that was best for me, and it paid off incredible dividends and continues to do so. Just like Kevin Durant made the move that was best for him.
  15. Done- thanks for bringing it to our attention